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I wonder how my uncle died

My mother's younger brother,
at 17,
training to be a pilot,
died in a plane crash, 
they told me.
It was to be expected
as, at the end of the war,
everything was breaking.
Later I couldn't but wonder
whether,
as he wasn't shot down,
his fall wasn't connected
to my grandfather 
having done 
the same things 
already to him.

2008-09-15

© Anthony Thwaites